Researchers from Utah's Wildlife Resources Department catch, tag and publish
Most of the time these operations are successful with helicopters and remote wildlife. According to Mark Hadley, who is with the department, the state catches about 1300 animals every winter without incident. But on February 12, a trip to the United States brought Wasatch County to a helicopter that fell to the ground.
A typical network process involves flying over a target and firing a net, which usually causes the animal to fall to the ground.
Once the moose is restrained, he is sedated, provided with a Fang collar and then released back into the wild. However, the search for the group of the unlucky creature did not go that far.
Last week, the Wasatch County Sheriff's Office received an emergency call from a crashed helicopter near the Currant Creek Reservoir.